On April 24, 1962, Mets manager Casey Stengel was assessed a $500 fine by commissioner Ford Frick. The charge? Appearing in a beer advertisement while wearing a Major League Baseball uniform. Perhaps, though, the most offensive part of the ad was that Stengel was "in position to bunt". Frick was unequivocal about his ruling:
"[E]verything's been taken care of now. In future ads, the bat will be in the girl's hand, and Casey will be out of the picture."
Three years later, on
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